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Cell Press Reviews

Updated 8 Apr 2019

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Emilie Marcus
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  1. "Collaborative colleagues, Elsevier politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cell Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Attending conferences with thought-leaders, collaborative editorial teams

    Cons

    E-mailing disgruntled research scientists takes up most of your work day

    Cell Press2019-04-08
  2. "Good location, low pay"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cell Press

      Pros

      Flexible work schedule in a fun Kendall square location

      Cons

      Very low pay for high workload. Little room for growth.

      Cell Press2018-08-28
    • "Overworked Employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Cell Press full-time

      Pros

      Nice location in Cambridge, MA

      Cons

      No transparency, low pay, overworking employees, favoritism, editors are always leaving, staff are not supported

      Advice to Management

      Pay employees more and give promotions to those that have earned them instead of requiring everyone to interview for a slightly higher position

      Cell Press2018-08-03
    • "Cutting-Edge Science with Compassion"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cell Press full-time

      Pros

      My colleagues were extremely professional, brilliant, and always friendly.

      Cons

      Compensation is in line with publishing (read: not wonderful) and the benefits packages got consistently worse over the years. Then again, this seems to be a trend across most American businesses.

      Cell Press2018-04-28
    • "Cell press editorial"

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      Current Employee - Associate Scientific Editor in Cambridge, MA

      I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Smart committed colleagues passionate about science. Intellectually rewarding, opportunities for development

      Cons

      Heavy workload, mediocre salary with no incentives, high turnover. Slow to promote.

      Advice to Management

      Employees of this caliber need to be incentivised to stay. Micromanagement of hours, time off, flexible work schedules is a bit insulting. Trust your people.

      Cell Press2018-02-04
    • "Good non-bench science job."

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      Current Employee - Assistant Editor in Cambridge, MA
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Cell Press for more than a year

      Pros

      Smart colleagues and interesting work. Able to drive projects of interest or focus on key role, depending on interests. Conference travel is fun as an editor.

      Cons

      Company does not work hard to retain talent. Could be more flexible with remote work, particularly given the nature of the job. Pay is on the low side for this area.

      Cell Press2017-08-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Scientific Editor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cell Press full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people are the best part of Cell Press. They really care about the scientific rigor and accuracy of what they are doing. And they do their best to have a good time along the way.

      Cons

      New, dynamic projects are encouraged from management, but the heavy workload prevents time to be able to act on ideas.

      Cell Press2017-01-04
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      "Production employee"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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      I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great people. Extremely flexible work schedule.

      Cons

      Persistent "us vs. them" mentality with parent company Elsevier. Senior Management often scapegoats "hard" decisions and unpopular policy on higher-ups and then get defensive when asked about it. Extremely busy schedule. Also, Cell Press is far behind most companies when it comes to technology.

      Advice to Management

      Have some accountability for the things that happen.

      Cell Press2016-07-27
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      "Salary not competitive"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Cell Press full-time

        Pros

        Great people and lots of opportunities to learn

        Cons

        Low salary for the workload.

        Cell Press2016-07-11
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        "Publication Associate"

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        Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in Cambridge, MA
        Recommends

        I have been working at Cell Press full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great work benefits and summer hours and company events.

        Cons

        Isolating; interface on computer. Office is quiet and people keep to themselves.

        Advice to Management

        Management is terrific; managers often foster growth and career interests

        Cell Press2016-05-31
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